My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: CALIFORNIA.
This happened Feb 2011. A person had DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation) following a C-section. She had emergency hysterectomy the next day because her condition worsened. She was in her early 30s and her uterus was removed. There were things that the doctor could have avoided during the C section.
She did not want to sue her doctor because of all the pain and sufferings she went through.
However after 2 years it still persists and she feels she needs closure for all the emotional pains she has gone through.
She has complete operative reports of what happened.
It is said that if not mistaken the statue of limitation is "no later than 3 years after the malpractice/neglicence occured". However a lawyer also said to her that she is too late because she should have done something within 1 year of the event and that the statute of limitation has expired in her case.
Can't she still sue for emotional pains and sufferings? She's experiencing it more now after a while especially watching her friends are having 2nd children etc.
Pls advise what she should do or say when she says to a lawyer next time. Thank you.